Scholarships for Graduate Programmes in the 2022/2023 academic year

Information on Scholarships for Undergraduate Programmes in the 2023/2024 academic year will be published soon

International students can apply to study at HSE for free through full-tuition scholarships. This merit-based scholarship will completely waive all tuition fees for selected full-degree Master's programmes at HSE (except the programmes in Global Business, Computer Vision).

Applicants should apply to the programmes they wish to enter starting from November 1, 2022. The deadline for submission of all supporting documents is April 1, 2023. If the application is considered to be outstanding by the application committee, the applicant will be recommended for a scholarship. Winners of various student competitions may also receive full-tuition scholarships.

Please note that scholarships cover only the cost of tuition and that all other costs (including accommodation at HSE dormitories) must be covered by the student. Information about the estimated cost of living can be found here

HSE also offers a wide range of partial scholarships to international applicants who are not eligible for Russian government scholarships (see the table below for 2022/2023 academic year).

Applicants eligible


Size of scholarship

Based on the results of entrance examinations

(portfolio competition)

Final cumulative score for portfolio  - 50 points or higher


Final cumulative score for portfolio - between 40 and 49 points


Graduates of the HSE Preparatory Year programme as well as for graduates of Preparatory Programmes of other Russian educational institutions

Upon submission of documents confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme (with no unsatisfactory grades)


Graduates of the bachelor's or master's degree programme at the HSE-Nizhny Novgorod

Upon submission of an HSE degree diploma


Graduates of the international academic mobility programme under agreements between HSE – Nizhny Novgorod and foreign universities

Upon submission of an academic transcript confirming studies at HSE – Nizhny Novgorod


Graduates of the continuing educational programme at HSE – Nizhny Novgorod

Upon submission of documents confirming successful completion of studies under a continuing educational programme (with no unsatisfactory grades)


Graduates of the Summer University programme

Certificate of participation in the Summer University programme and an academic transcript confirming studies at HSE (at least two courses completed with no failed assignments)


Participation in "Open Doors" olympiad

First-place winners in a subject-specific olympiad Open Doors

To get a 100% scholarship (free education) at HSE University please sign in to your Open Doors account and follow the instruction from the Open Doors organizers



Second-place winners in a subject-specific olympiad Open Doors



Third-place winners in a subject-specific olympiad Open Doors



Participant of the Olympiad, who did not get from 1 to 10 points to the prize place


Applicants of the Educational Administration programme

Applicants who work in educational organizations for at least 3 years


Early conclusion and payment of the tuition fee agreement*

Upon conclusion of agreement and payment of respective tuition fees no later than June 1, 2021 



No scholarships are available for Master’s programme that are offered on a fee-paying basis only (with no state-funded places), including the programmes in Global Business, Computer Vision.

The size of the scholarship offered to international students shall be fixed and granted to foreign nationals for the entire duration of their studies*. However, each year you will need to reconfirm your good academic performance.

Scholarships shall be granted for the first year of studies to foreign citizens immediately upon their enrolment in HSE University.

The terms for maintaining the scholarships are as follows:

a) A foreign citizen shall not be subject to disciplinary actions in the form of a reprimand;

b)  The results for interim evaluations of all components of the foreign citizen’s curriculum show:

 - no grades below 4 points on a 10-point scale (except for instances when a grade is below 4 points owing to the student’s failure to attend an examination for a valid reason, which should be confirmed as per the standard procedure in place at HSE University);

 - no more than 2 (two) grades of 4 points or 5 points on a 10-point scale.

The term for maintaining already granted scholarships shall be applicable to international students, effective from the start of Year 2 and up to their graduation from a given degree programme.


* Please note that a foreign national may be granted only one scholarship at a time from those listed in the table. Should a foreign national be eligible for more than one scholarship from the table, he/she may select only one scholarship at his/her own discretion.

This provision doesn’t apply to scholarships granted for early conclusion and payment of tuition fee agreement, in this case, the scholarship is granted for one year only.